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Comfy Joey Review

Comfy Joey Review

     Babywearing has been a very important part of my family. With 3 boys, 3 and under it has helped us through tough colicky months when baby needs nearly continuous holding and affection, late nights bouncing and pacing the hall and has allowed me to hold my infant while caring for older siblings. It has also helped us on family excursions everywhere from the movies to the playground and always at the grocery store!

I was thrilled when I mastered my first wrap (over 3 years ago) and discovered that babywearing kept my son comfortable and happy at the store, hanging laundry outside, and even mopping floors! I later learned the value of a ring sling when I discovered that it was the perfect way to take baby ‘out’ on a date with my husband, with Grandma for lunch or on a Mama/baby excursion.

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After my first son was born, my husband and I were encouraged by friends and family to go out on a date alone…sans baby. We eventually took this advice; I remember sitting at Panera Bread across from each other – very very tired – and feeling incomplete. Although I was happy to be out with my husband, I missed my baby. I worried that he wouldn’t take a bottle, and that my milk would leak through my shirt. I worried that he missed me, and honestly….I missed him.

     I needed to figure out how to go ‘out’ together as a family. I knew babywearing was our answer, however I didn’t want to wear my around-the-house-workhorse wrap or structured carrier on a date. The very functional wrap I mop the floor in certainly didn’t make me feel beautiful or go with any of my ‘date night’ outfits. I searched the web and came across a beautiful selection of carriers…and when I received my first Comfy Joey ring sling I felt beautiful!! (Seriously, they’re works of art).
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     It is my belief that every Mom should feel beautiful babywearing (and Dad for that matter), especially on a date. If you’re lucky enough to own a Comfy Joey ring sling then you know what I mean! A ring sling is the perfect going ‘out’ carrier because it’s easy to get off and on, drapes across your body elegantly – complimenting any special outfit you wear, and comes in a variety of colors and textures. A ring sling should be selected in the same manner as any other accessory, and should coordinate with your favorite baby friendly jewelry! It should help you feel beautiful when you wear it, and hold a special place in your heart.

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      The amazing ring-sling you see pictured here is appropriately named ‘Enchanted Purple’ and can be found in Comfy Joey’s Linen Sling Collection. Linen is an amazing fabric and if you visit the link you will be in serious awe of the color selection! Comfy Joey ringslings are made in Boise Idaho from 100% Irish linen.

     Comfy Joey ring slings are known for their CJ-Hybrid shoulder “which allows wearers to spread the sling fabric wide to hug the shoulder, virtually eliminating pressure points, or gather the shoulder fabric narrowly, maximizing freedom of movement for the ring-side arm with very little bulk.” I can attest that it is super comfy, easy to iron (if needed), and beautiful.

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If you’ve never ordered a ring sling and aren’t quite sure what size to get, grab a tape measure! With a few quick measurements you’ll be able to know what’s right for you in and your baby. Use the size chart found HERE to determine which size would be appropriate to make ordering easy.

In the photo below I’m wearing a Medium and was between sizes Small and Medium. I personally enjoy a longer tail and sized up. The tail will shorten a bit as my son grows and requires more fabric to be carried, and I wanted to ensure that I have a long tail even when he’s a toddler (slings are for babies birth – 35 lbs!). With such beautiful fabric this longer tail ensures that my ring sling will be a big part of my outfit for years!

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How does a ring sling keep baby safe and comfortable? The fabric from the ring sling gets tucked under baby’s bum and provides a strong and supportive seat for him to view the world from. The high wrap on his back supports little ones who are still developing trunk control and distributes pressure across baby. As you can see below, he’s very comfortable and has plenty of room to look around and enjoy the world from my perspective. I can also kiss his little head and take a deep breath of his wonderful baby scent.

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     This Enchanted Purple linen Comfy Joey ring sling is right out of the package! It received a quick once over with the iron to remove any big wrinkles and was photographed in natural light so you can truly see how beautiful it is. It’s easy to care for and Comfy Joey even offers a downloadable instruction booklet which is currently being updated.
Linen is a perfect sling fabric because it naturally has character and offers breathability and support babies love. Over time, the linen will soften through regular use and become softer and softer making this sling that much more amazing (if it were possible for it to get more amazing!). Many babywearing Moms refer to this as ‘breaking in’ and loved carriers can be even more prized than those brand new!
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     A ring sling is a beautifully fast and comfortable way to carry baby and there are several hallmarked ring sling carries. Here (above) I have pulled the shoulder fabric for a more narrow width on my shoulder with my son in a hip carry. (Don’t mind my post-baby hair, I am in dire need of a haircut!). As you can see the rings are up nice and high, which is a personal preference of mine. To get into this position, I originally started with them behind my shoulder which allows them to slide down when I seat my son.
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   (Mommy honesty) There are days when I’m change diaper after diaper, clean up odd messes, and never get out of my pajamas. Some days I’m sporting baby spit-up and makeup is the farthest thought from my mind. I’m flipping pancakes, washing crayon off of windows and folding endless piles of laundry. I love every minute of caring for my children (okay maybe not the spit up) which is what makes getting the opportunity to go ‘out’ and feel beautiful that much more special
     I invite you to join me, and share photos of you – feeling beautiful – babywearing! As parents we work hard, we spend so much time caring lovingly for our families that moments of feeling beautiful should be cherished….and shared! Maybe you’ve put on lipstick, fixed your hair and wrapped baby up in your beautiful carrier all to watch netflix. Maybe you’re going to a wedding, lunch with a friend, a baby shower or out to TJ Maxx. However you feel beautiful babywearing is beautiful and I can’t wait to see your photos!
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     If you follow my blog, then you know I love a good company – run by a Mom! “Comfy Joey is owned and operated by Ayesha Ghatala Shoaib. Ayesha discovered babywearing after the birth of her second child and founded Comfy Joey when he was only a few months old. Now Ayesha is the proud mother of four. She still considers babywearing a valuable tool as she runs her business while raising her children.” Ringslings are handmade in Boise Idaho by small shop and expertly crafted. Ringslings are made with medium anodized aluminium sling rings which are indidicually tested and cpsia compliant.

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